One of the popular tours in Panglao Island, Bohol is the Bool Bee Farm Tour.
We saw several IG worthy spots when we entered the Bee farm. 😉
Welcome to Bohol Bee Farm!
The waiting area was cute!
The Bee Farm has unique decorations, just like this chandelier made out of colored wine bottles.
Back in 2017, I took several pictures in their Coffee Shop.
But in our visit in 2018, we bought The Buzz Ice Cream immediately 🙂
There were a lot of ice cream flavors available. We chose from Salted Caramel, Dragon Fruit, Malunggay, Guyabano, Chocolate, Coconut, Avocado, Coffee, Melon, Durian, and Ube.
My mom doesn’t want me to take her picture while eating her ice cream, so I will just share my picture back in 2017 with my friends eating our ice cream 🙂 YUM!
A scoop costs Php 70 and you can have up to 2 scoops per cone.
The use a home made fried wafer cone for their ice cream, which compliments the taste of their ice cream 🙂
Bohol Bee Farm Tour
The tour starts at 8:00 AM everyday and with an interval of 1 tour for every 30 minutes. We arrived around 8AM so we were the first batch of tourists 🙂 I paid Php 30 per person for the tour.
1) Herbs Area
The tour started in the herbs area. They discussed the names of the herbs and their uses.
Aha I got a picture of my mom eating ice cream hihihi 🙂
2) The Bee Baker
After the herbs, we passed by the Bee Baker. Here the bee farm cooks several bread which they sell in their souvenir shop and restaurants around Bohol.
For the third part of the tour, we went to the weaving area of the farm. Fibers were tied together and weaved to make the native cloth.
After weaving, native cloths like these were kept. Some were available for sale, and some were made into bags or baskets.
In the farm, Rattan furniture and things were also made. But as of our visit, the farm concentrates on making plastic Rattan furniture because normal Rattan can deteriorate easily unlike the plastic which can be used for a long time.
4) The Coconut House
Shortly after the weaving area, we were introduced to this house.
From afar the house looked like it was built out of big stones, but in reality it was made out of Coconut Shells. It was a good way of showing how to recycle the Coconut Shells 🙂
5) Processing and Repacking of Goods.
The farm also sells different goods such as Tableya (Chocolate Bar), various spread, and tea. In this area they show how does the farm process the goods and how do they repack it.
Here are some of the staff repacking the tea leaves.
6) Bees! 🐝
Seeing the Bees was the highlight of the tour.
There were 2 boxes containing 5 frames with Beehives.
The tour guide took one frame ans showed it to us.
The boxes were made by people and it was bare, it was the Bees who made the Beehives. In one colony, there should be one queen Bee. We hoped that there was a queen bee in this frame.
Oh yes the queen bee was there! As noticeable in the picture, the other bees gives way to the queen bee as she passes by. The queen bee was spotted immediately because she has a larger size than the other bees.
The queen bee is responsible for laying eggs while the other bees were responsible for getting food and building the beehive.
In the frame that the guide took, there were two queen bees. According to our guide, if there were two queen bees, they will fight until the other queen dies or move to another colony.
Some of the bees left their homes and some were baffled after the 2013 Bohol earthquake. The farm always have a lot of visitors for the tour and guests in their hotel. So after the earthquake, the farm decided to keep only two boxes of bees in the farm, and the other boxes were placed in the house of the owner.
We also had the chance to take a picture with the bees. Visitors were allowed to take a picture with the bees, but we were warned that we should not panic when a bee perched on us and, most importantly, we should not drop the frame.
The Buzz Shop
The farm also has a souvenir shop.
They sell different products here like these bread.
There were also Bee beauty products 🙂
The most important for sale product is the Honey!
They sell different kinds of honey in the farm. To know the taste of the honey, there was a free taste station inside the store.
Just get a Popsicle stick, dip it into the honey and taste it. Do not double dip! throw the stick right away after each use.
If you bought a lot of honey, a honey jar was also available for sale 🙂
Look at it! It’s cute! hihihi
Aside from the tour and accommodation, the bee farm has a dive shop, restaurant, and a massage area. But I did not had the chance to visit it. I’ll just show you the sign 😆
Overall the tour was good, you will learn some things about herbs, the native cloth, and the bees.
This tour was a relaxed tour, good for children, and elders.
Other details about Bohol Bee Farm
Tour operating hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
- It is better to take the tour in the morning to avoid the crowd.
- Do not panic if a bee perched on you.
- If you did not have the chance to eat in their restaurant or taste the ice cream, it’s okay. There are other branches.
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Value for money